Synonyms for farce
- broad comedy
- high camp
- low camp
- pratfall comedy
Antonyms for farce
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FARCE
What a farce it was to talk to her about helping those poor fellows!
Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.
His lower orders are all food for comedy or farce: he will not treat them seriously.
We did not want the farce, that night, even as our rightful due.
The world is a stage, and life is a farce, and he that laughs most has most profit of the performance.
Ludicrous as this may appear, the farce, we all know, soon turned to tragedy.
Some of our clergy have slipt in by stealth now and then; but they have got up a farce of their own.
The worst thing was that the farce of it all could only be detected by the looker-on.
Then you intend to keep up this farce of not recognizing her.
To a disinterested observer the scene might have had some elements of farce comedy.
late 14c., "force-meat, stuffing;" 1520s, as a type of dramatic work, from Middle French farce "comic interlude in a mystery play" (16c.), literally "stuffing," from Old French farcir "to stuff," (13c.), from Latin farcire "to stuff, cram," of unknown origin, perhaps related to frequens "crowded."
The pseudo-Latin farsia was applied 13c. in France and England to praise phrases inserted into liturgical formulae (e.g. between kyrie and eleison), then in Old French farce was extended to the impromptu buffoonery among actors that was a feature of religious stage plays.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FARCE
- comic drama
- field day
- fun and games
- gag show
- high camp
- high time
- light entertainment
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